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Step Out!


Doubt, nervousness, fear, etc. These were the emotions overcoming Gideon as he worked toward submitting to the Lord’s will for his life. 
Within a short period of time those feelings were changed to boldness, confidence and reassurance. 
Gideon hit the ground running when he undoubtedly received confirmation that he was in the Lord’s will. He found men to share his plan for moving forward. He left no time to back peddle. 
Maybe you feel like you’re being called to step out of your comfort zone. Right now you may be only experiencing uncertainty. If the Lord makes it clear to you that yes, he is speaking–step out boldly! Find someone that will support you and share the good news and pray about what to do next. 
Scripture taken from:

Judges 6:36-40; 7:9-11,15

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trust issues

 

 The time had come for the Jewish people to make a decision: were they going to trust the opinion of the men in charge or were they going to place their trust in Jesus?

They decided to go with man’s opinion and crucify the Savior. 

Their trust had been misplaced and in turn they were led the wrong way.

Forsaking Christ to follow after man’s opinion never ends well. 


Trust in Jesus.

Confidence in God

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Elijah had an ordained meeting with a widowed woman. He was able to receive a meal from the last of her ingredients and then watched as her supply was replenished again and again. He knew that the blessing was from the Lord, that the meeting, the entire situation was divinely appointed. She, on the other hand was unsure.

Later Elijah returned to that same woman. Her son had fallen ill and died. Elijah prayed over him and the boy was brought back to life. Again, Elijah knew from whom the power came, from whom the blessings flowed.

The resurrection of her son finally caused the woman to believe that Elijah was a man of God.

Thankfully, Elijah was faithful to minister even when the audience had been skeptical.

He could do this because his confidence was rightly placed in God, not in the approval of the woman.

Know that the callings that are placed on your life are from Christ. Then boldly go forth, regardless of feedback of those affected.

Blessed

“God is in the midst of her; she shall not be moved:” (Psalm 46:5a)

Broken down:

God is in the midst of her: Jesus lives within, uses the past for His glory, has the future planned out for the children of God

She shall not be moved: Because of this His children are unshakeable, founded, rooted, focused

What I take from it:

“Jesus has every aspect of my life covered, taken care of. He lives within me. He is my strength. With Him I can stand confident that He is always using me to His glory.”

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